White Papers

SkySafe Defeats Drone Threats with Open-Source SDR

With the emergence of highly capable, low-cost, wirelessly controlled drones, bad actors can easily execute disruptive operations, such as airport intrusions or surveillance abuse. Read how SkySafe rapidly prototyped and deployed a cutting-edge software defined radio (SDR)-based drone defense system on USRP, delivering industry-leading capability faster and at a much lower cost to the government.

When You Need an Ideal Clock Source

Today’s digital designs and high-speed data converters require clean clocks with minimal jitter. The R&S®SMA100B produces cleanest signals, which are ideal as a clock source. Register and learn how to use our signal generator with the purest signal.

A Designer’s Primer on Radar Systems

Combined with advances in phased-array antennas and integration technologies, radars are moving beyond military/aerospace markets to address a host of commercial applications. This primer showcases how NI AWR Design Environment provides designers with a host of modeling and simulation technologies needed to meet the challenges of all types of radar system design.

Understanding ADC Bits

Did you know your oscilloscope’s effective number of bits (ENOB) is just as important as the number of ADC bits? The importance of ADC bits is often exaggerated while other critical indications of signal integrity get pushed to the background. Learn about the major impacts ENOB has on your measurements.

Advanced wide band sampling solution for direct digitization of the K-band – extending the boundaries of RF possibility.

In a world of exploding digital content, growing numbers of Internet users and connected IoT devices, there’s an insatiable need for ever expanding communication network capacity. To that end, Teledyne e2v, in its ongoing push to explore the boundaries of digital microwave sampling has recently demonstrated an experimental set-up. It provides direct digital down conversion from the K-band.

Reduce Cost and Complexity in 5G mmWave systems with Surface Mount Solderable Filter Components

Frequencies in the mmWave spectrum will play a key role in 5G communications. RF technology that was developed around existing mmWave applications has evolved to encompass the needs of 5G wireless access.

Tips for Better Signal Generator Measurements

Learn best practices to help you leverage the capabilities of your signal generator and optimize your testing for the most accurate measurements. Download the two-part application note 9 Best Practices for Optimizing Your Signal Generator.

Demystifying Over-the-Air (OTA) Testing – Important Antenna Parameters, Test System Setup and Calibration

Future technologies and standards will make over-the-air (OTA) testing mandatory. Measurement requirements will change and engineers need a basic understanding of antennas and antenna measurements. But how to get ready for OTA testing? Learn more with our extensive white paper.

Using 90 Degree Hybrids as a Divider / Combiner for Combining High Power Amplifiers

High power amplifier combining has several unique challenges, this paper will show some of the advantages of using a complementary pair of 90-degree hybrids as the power dividing and combining network. In addition, advantages and tradeoffs this network configuration compared to the traditional in-phase networks will be detailed.

A Designer’s Primer on Internet of Things (IoT)

The Designer's Primer for IoT showcases recent advances in NI AWR software that help designers meet the challenges of developing cost-effective IoT solutions using a modular design approach that focuses on combining all the relevant components in the RF signal path.
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